Workstation Computers Without the Shovelware

Over at Hexapod Systems you may notice something new when you go to purchase a machine. You can select the software you’d like when you order your PC and their backend will automate the installation of that software Ninite Pro before they ship your machine.

We were able to develop this new feature for them by creating a custom WordPress plugin that cooperates with Woocommerce. The plugin has to discriminate that it’s only displaying the option to Customize only on products that happen to be computers, instead of say their monitor mounts. We then modified their orders backend to be able to accept these customizations. When they build your system to order, they’ll automatically install Windows only with the software you selected on the site.

It was a fun and unique project, and this is the kind of innovation we love to see on the Web

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